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January 28, 2014
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Festival News: The Winners of Sundance 2014

A record audience welcomes the winners of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance Film Festival

Every year the film industry descends on Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. The festival, which began in 1978, has become one of the worlds most prestigious and talked about film events…and this year was no exception.

With a record number of submissions, 2014 was a great year for Sundance. Fierce weather and even fiercer competition was on display all across the beehive state (I kid you not…Utah is really called The Beehive State!) The winners were crowned, gaining film immortality and most importantly, they can put those festival laurels on their DVD cover!

Here are the winners of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival:

U. S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic Whiplash
   
U. S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary Rich Hill
   
World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic To Kill a Man
   
World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary Return to Homs
   
Audience Award: U. S. Dramatic Whiplash
   
Audience Award: U.S. Documentary Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory
   
Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic Difret
   
Audience Award: World Cinema: Documentary The Green Prince
   
Audience Award: Best of NEXT Imperial Dreams
   
Directing Award: U. S. Dramatic Fishing Without Nets / Cutter Hodierne
   
Directing Award: U. S. Documentary The Case Against 8 / Ben Cotner & Ryan White
   
Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic 52 Tuesdays / Sophie Hyde
   
Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary 20,000 Days on Earth / Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard
   
Cinematography Award: U. S. Dramatic Low Down / Christopher Blauvelt
   
Cinematography Award: U. S. Documentary E-TEAM / Ross Kauffman & Rachel Beth Anderson
   
Cinematography Award: World Cinema Dramatic Lilting / Ula Pontikos
   
Cinematography Award: World Cinema Documentary Happiness / Thomas Balmès & Nina Bernfeld
   
U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent Dear White People / Justin Simien
   
U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Musical Score Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter / The Octopus Project
   
U. S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking The Overnighters
   
U. S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Use of Animation Watchers of the Sky
   
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance God Help the Girl
   
World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematic Bravery We Come as Friends
   
Editing Award: U. S. Documentary Watchers of the Sky
   
Editing Award: World Cinema Documentary 20,000 Days on Earth
   
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic The Skeleton Twins / Craig Johnson & Mark Heyman
   
Screenwriting Award: World Cinema Dramatic Blind / Eskil Vogt
   
Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize I Origins
   
Short Film Grand Jury Prize Of God and Dogs
   
Short Film Jury Award: US Fiction Gregory Go Boom
   
Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction The Cut
   
Short Film Jury Award: Nonfiction I Think This is the Closest to How the Footage Looked
   
Short Film Jury Award: Animation Yearbook
   
Short Film Special Jury Award for Unique Vision Rat Pack Rat
   
Short Film Special Jury Award for Nonfiction Love. Love. Love.
   
Short Film Special Jury Award for Direction and Ensemble Acting Burger
   
Short Film Audience Award Chapel Perilous

For more info on Sundance including how to submit your film to be screened in 2015 check out the Sundance website.

Let the countdown begin until next year:

What was your favorite film of Sundance 2014? Should someone else have been in the list of winners? Share your thoughts in the Comments below!

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